The bitter cold that’s swept much of the U.S. in recent weeks is starting to recede, but for people without shelter it’s only a matter of time until life-threatening conditions return. Sub-zero temperatures in Elgin, Illinois, recently prompted Greg Schiller to turn his basement into a makeshift homeless shelter, setting up cots, sleeping bags and even a portable toilet outdoors.
Schiller had about a dozen people staying there each night, according to an anonymous caller who tipped off city officials, who shut down the operation last week.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Schiller.
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